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Kalpitiya Kitesurfing

North Western Province, Sri Lanka
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best Best time to go: January, February, May, June, July, August, September, October, December
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For those with IKO Lvl 3; gain an IKO Advanced Certification
For riders of all levels looking for private coaching to improve specific skills.
Get to IKO Certification Level 3 in three 3-hour lessons
Gain both IKO Certification Lvl 1 & 2 in two 3-hour lessons
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For certified kitesurfers to brush up their techniques

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Rascal Kites

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From 37.35 USD / person
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Kite Surfing Lanka

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From 112.04 USD / person
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Sri Lanka Kite

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From 112.20 USD / person
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Sri Lanka Kite

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Cocodance

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5 years experience
From 145.86 USD / person
Advanced certification
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Advanced certification

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Level 1 certification - w/ accommodation
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Level 1 certification - w/ accommodation

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Sri Lanka Kite

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From 158.10 USD / person
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Cocodance

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From 168.30 USD / person
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Kite Surfing Lanka

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From 172.03 USD / person
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Cocodance

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From 204.85 USD / person
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What you should know

How do I get there?
There are a couple ways to do it. The fastest route is probably to hire a car and driver in Colombo and drive up. The journey is about 4 hours. Depending on how many people you have in your group, a one-way transfer from Colombo airport to Kalpitiya will cost between EUR 65-80. If you prefer public transport, you could also take the commuter train going from Colombo to Puttalam, and get off at Palavi Junction (train tickets run from LKR 110-400, depending on the class). From Palavi Junction, you can hire a tuk tuk (usually a few are always waiting at the station) to take you all the way to the place you are staying in Kalpitiya (price is LKR 8000-10,000). The commuter train will take approximately 4h 20m, and the tuk tuk will take approximately 30-45 minutes.
Do I need to go with a guide?
If you are learning kitesurfing for the first time, or wanting to upskill, you will want to go with an instructor who can show you the ropes. If you are already a pro, you can hit the waves on your own. Instructors are also there for kiters that may feel a little rusty and need a refresher.
Do I need to train up?
In order to kitesurf, you should be in moderately good shape (i.e. able to walk for a few hours at a time) and be a good swimmer. Although the waters in the lagoon are not deep, you should be comfortable in the water as you will be trying lots of new and slightly uncomfortable things.
What's the best time to go?
The best months to visit are January, February, May, June, July, August, September, October, December
We recommend the above period because you would have:
  • Good weather
  • More activities available
How much time do I need?
You only need a day to get a taste of kitesurfing, but if you would like to truly experience and start acquiring the skills, we would recommend at least a 3 day stay.
What's the difference between the options?
You will want to choose the option based on your kitesurfing level, and whether or not you would like accommodation to be included.  If you're a beginner kitesurfer, you can pick any of the options other than the Advanced skills lesson. If you're already IKO certified Level 3 in kitesurfing, you can go for the Advanced skills lesson. If you need any lesson that's not listed here, please do let us know and we'll do our best to arrange it.
Any tips for what to do in the area?
There are lots of activities to do here! In addition to kitesurfing, you can also go dolphin watching, snorkelling, and take yoga classes. Most of these activities can be arranged by the kite shop you are staying with.
Is there anything else I should know?
You might be wondering about the references to the IKO certification that you'll achieve after the kitesurfing lessons. IKO is the world’s leading kiteboarding organization specializing in kiteboard education, promoting safe practices and enhancing the highest standards for the industry. Here's a summary of the skills you'll achieve in each level of certification: <b>Level 1</b> Intro to the wind and power with trainer kite Guided set up and preparation of the kite Safety system explanation and simulation Kite flying exercises Safety system and restarting Launching and landing Walking with the kite on the beach <b>Level 2</b> Independent setup of the equipment Body drag downwind Power stroke exercises Upwind bodydrag Board recovery in deep water Self rescue and pack down <b>Level 3</b> Waterstart simulation Steady pull Waterstart and riding Controlled stop Right of way rules Upwind riding Transitions

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